Uniform and School Meals

Uniform items must be plain, without accessories, logos, decoration or any other colours.


  • Blazer: HNS grey blazer with school badge
  • Shirt: Plain white shirt with collar
  • Tie: HNS tie, worn to the waist
  • Jumper (optional): HNS navy V-Neck with logo
  • Trousers: Plain navy, tailored, regular fit (no denim, coloured pocket zips)
  • Skirt: Plain navy, knee-length
  • Socks or tights: Plain black
  • Shoes: Plain black leather school shoes, providing adequate protection and support (no casuals, fabric, canvas, trainers, sandals, pumps, ‘work’ type shoes e.g. Doctor Martins, high heels, boots, coloured laces, coloured stitching)
  • Coat: Plain black, to be removed in class (no leather, suede, denim, hoody, sweatshirt, sports top, body warmer, gillet)
  • Hijab, abaya, prayer cap, turban, patka: Plain matt black



Jewellery, decoration and other items


  • A single necklace or bracelet for religious reasons
  • Hats: Plain black woollen hat, only to be worn outside the buildings during cold weather (no bobbles, visors)
  • Hair fasteners: Plain black, navy or plain white
  • Earrings: Small plain studs (under 5mm in diameter), matching pair or single 
  • Belts: Plain black, plain buckle (no oversized buckles)
  • Make-up: To be modest and discreet (no lipstick, false eyelashes, acrylic nails)
  • No body jewellery, hair dyes, coloured hair extensions, tattoos, visible undergarments



PE Kit: Required items


  • Shirt: Blue HNS polo shirt with logo
  • Shorts: HNS navy football shorts with logo
  • Socks: white socks
  • Swim Suit: one piece, in a dark colour
  • Towel


PE Kit: Optional items


  • Tracksuit bottoms: Plain navy available from the uniform shop
  • Tracksuit top: Plain HNS sports top with logo available from the uniform shop

School meals 

  • All students are required to have a school lunch
  • Parents should top up money for lunch using schoolmoney.  Log on details are available from studentservices@hackneynewschool.org
  • Students who are entitled to free school meals will be automatically topped up on schoolmoney.
  • School lunches cost £2.80 per day. There is now a choice of lunch options. Please top up at least weekly
  • All students, including students entitled to a free school meal, who wish to purchase a break time snack should top up using parentpay. This will be £1 per day.
  • Any student who does not have sufficient funds can be issued with a lunch pass. They should see their student manager for this. Student managers will attempt to contact parents to inform them a pass has been issued. Parents are expected to top up funds, including payment of the lunch pass within 24 hours.  Any parent who has a problem paying for school lunches should contact the Family Support Worker to discuss it
  • Each day there will be three options of food, catering for all dietary requirements
  • If a student has allergies or an intolerance, their parent or carer should contact the Family Support Worker to discuss them and provide any medical evidence. An appointment will be set up with the chef for parents to discuss where relevant

Our NEW Lunchtime Menu can be viewed and downloaded here: 

Hackney Menu Autumn Term 2019